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Featured Hotels in Orlando
The gay-friendly DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown is known for its hospitality and welcoming ambiance.
From $99.00 to $369.00
As part of the Let's get OUT there! initiative GayTravel.com wants to inspire travel. Our first inspiration? Head to Orlando, FL for “Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness” on June 12 to honor the memory of the 49 Pulse Nightclub victims.
Patty Sheehan, Orlando's first openly gay elected official, said it best "We will not be silenced. We will not be made to go away.” Similarly, Mark Twain opined "Travel is fatal to prejudice" and Let's get OUT there! embodies this philosophy. To find more information about the United Orlando events, click here.
Please click here to read our statement of support for Orlando and the city's LGBT community.
More than 35 million people a year visit Gay Orlando, the theme park capital of the US, enjoying the many attractions, beaches, and events that make Central Florida a great place to check out. It is, to say the least, a real tourism hot-spot. While Orlando is best known for its theme-park atmosphere, there is a lot more to this hotspot Floridian city. The rich cultural influences in Orlando make it an insane tourism destination.
Most travelers visit Orlando during the summer months, but the weather is actually nicest during Spring. Regardless, the seasons in Orlando are hot and hotter so definitely expect some balmy and steamy weather while you are there! Most rainfall happens between June and September which provides some relief from the heat.
Orlando International Airport is the city's main airport as well as the busiest airport in the state in terms of passenger traffic. This airport is a pretty major hub and accesses lots of larger travel destinations directly. Once you are in Orlando, the best way to get around is by car. Rental cars are easy to find for decent prices, although be sure to expect some road congestion due to the high density of drivers.
The most rampant crime in Orlando is theft, so be sure to keep your valuables under lock and key while driving and walking around theme parks especially. The heat is also a concern for tourist safety because of dehydration and heat stroke. Sticking with the crowds in some of the tourist areas but driving safely and staying well hydrated is a ticket to happiness in the Happiest Place on Earth!
And don't forget Gay Days Orlando, the first weekend in June each year, attracts 160,000+ from around the world to the central Florida area, and the event generates over $600 million in economic benefits!
The Gay Scene in Orlando
There are no gay neighborhoods in Orlando and most the gay-friendly establishments are scattered throughout the city. So, although there is no central gay scene take the time to hop from one to the next and make a night of it.
Restaurants in Orlando
Orlando has many gayfriendly restaurants and eateries that you can enjoy during your stay.
Nightlife in Orlando
Take a night out on the town and check out the gay scene at some of the local gaybars and clubs in the area. You will find a little bit of everything here.